Vande Bharat Express

New Delhi: Country’s fastest train ‘Vande Bharat Express’ broke down on Saturday, a day after it was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Vande Bharat Express, formerly known as Train 18, developed a technical snag 15km away from the Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh. The train was making its way back to New Delhi, …

Train 18 is India’s first engineless train and had, recently, hit speeds of over 180 kmph during a trial run on a section of the Delhi-Rajdhani route.

The 16-coach train is said to replace the 30-year-old Shatabdi Express and will run between Delhi and Varanasi.

Train 18 will boast several high-end features like high-speed on-board WiFi, GPS-based passenger information system, touch-free bio-vacuum toilets, LED lighting, mobile charging points and a climate control system that adjusts the temperature accordingly.